Proposal for additions to Article 1 and Article 5

Introduction

Tunisia believes that the following additions will help ensure that the provisions of protection of privacy and freedom of expression will be respected in the implementation of the ITRs, especially in steps taken to ensure confidence and security of telecommunications/ICTs.

Article 1

Purpose and Scope of the Regulations

ADD TUN/25/1

1.0 1.0 In implementing the provisions of these Regulations, Member States shall protect the Right to Freedom of Expression as recognized by Articles 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and by Article 33 of the Constitution; and thereby protect access to all dissemination means through telecommunication/ICTs in the exercise of this right as well as the freedom of online peaceful assembly and of association and all other rights on which States shall impose no limitations other than those permitted by international law, in particular international human rights law (HRC Resolution 21/25).


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